Brunswick Soccer Association: Little Kickers (Ages 3-5) - Spring & Summer 2014

Wednesday, March 5
Little Kickers 2014 Indoor UXL Soccer program - Spring session
Please click on the link for the youth soccer programs offered by UXL (Bruce Miller). Registration for Spring sessions ends March 22, 2014.

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Tuesday, January 21
Little Kickers 2014 Summer Soccer program
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3-5 Year Old Skill Priorities
  • Learn basic motor skills

  • Directional movement with and without a ball

  • Learn to interact and play with other children

  • Dribble with all surfaces of both feet

  • Basic shooting

 

3-5 Year Old Objectives

To provide fun, active, age appropriate activities that foster comfort with the ball and enhance motor skills for each player.  It is important that all players have a ball in most activities so that they can have “LOTS” of touches as they attempt to dribble (propel) the ball.  The goal for each hour is for players to touch a ball 200 plus times in game oriented activities.

 

Each session will consist of 45 minutes of game oriented activities specifically designed to teach and keep the attention of 3-5 year olds, followed by a 10 minute 3v3 game where kids can demonstrate what they learned.

 

Who:   

Age

Birthday Falls In

U3

8/1/2010 – 7/31/2011

U4

8/1/2009 – 7/31/2010

U5

8/1/2008 – 7/31/2009

 

Session Details:  Program will run for 7 consecutive weeks.

Session

Day

Dates

Times *

Facility / Park

Field

Address

Summer 2014

Friday

6/13– 7/25

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Hopkins Park

Diana 1

1721 Diana Drive, Brunswick

 

Times: 1 hour blocks.  *First session from 6:00 to 7:00 PM; Second session from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. (Times depending on number of attendee’s).  Class sizes limited to 18 players.

 

Cost:  $55.00/player per session (includes shirt). Full payment must be made in order for your player to participate in the program. 

 

Coaching: Each session will be run by high energy experienced soccer trainers with expertise in training and developing children ages 3-5.

 

Registration: Go to http://www.brunswickohiosoccer.com/ and download Little Kickers Registration Form or send email to Pam Menick at pmenick@aol.com requesting Little Kickers Registration Form: please include Name of Child, Age, Birthday (mm/dd/yy), Parents Name, Phone and Email Address.

 

Registration will be made by mailing your payment in with your registration form and a copy of child’s birth certificate postmarked by Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Birth certificates will be returned to parent at first practice/game.  Mail to: BSA, PO Box 1248, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.

 

What must we bring to each session? BSA T-shirt, Shin Guards, Water Bottle, Size 3 Soccer Ball, Tennis Shoes or Cleats if you have them.

 

For further information, please contact Pam Menick at pmenick@aol.com or Jeff Petrenko at jap0711@aol.com.

 

Come join the fun!



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Tuesday, January 21
Little Kickers 2014 Summer Soccer program - Registration Form
Please download the attached handout (document) to register your child for our Summer soccer program, boys and girls, ages 3-5.
Handout: 2014 Little Kickers Summer Registration Form

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Tuesday, December 31
Little and Junior Kickers Soccer Programs
Just a reminder that the Brunswick Soccer Academy, the recreational division of the Brunswick Soccer Association (travel soccer), Junior Kickers (6-8) and the Little Kickers (3-5) programs.

JUNIOR KICKERS (Ages 6-8)
The Junior Kickers 8 week Spring session will begin the week of April 14th.  Registration information will be emailed to you and also available on the BSA website the week of January 13th; registration will close March 16th.   Cost will be $55.00 per player plus a one-time $10 tee-shirt fee (2 shirts).  Returning players that already have their Junior Kickers shirts from the fall 2013 season will be $55.00 per player.  Registration will be completed via mail.

U6 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2007 - 7/31/2008
U7 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2007
U8 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2005 - 7/31/2006
    
LITTLE KICKERS (Ages 3-5)
The Little Kickers 7 week Summer session will begin on Friday, June 13th.  Registration information will be emailed to you and also available on the BSA website the week of January 13th; registration will close May 4th.   Cost will be $55.00 per player.  Registration will be completed via mail.

U3 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2011
U4 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010
U5 Player: birth date falls between 8/1/2008 - 7/31/2009
The objective of the Brunswick Soccer Academy is to provide a quality soccer experience with an emphasis on fun and development through creative soccer activities that provide comfort with the ball and promote general skill progression for the players.  Each session will be run by high energy experienced soccer trainers with expertise in training and developing children in the specified age groups.

NOTE: Brunswick Soccer Association has a NEW web address: www.brunswickohiosoccer.com.

Thank you and we hope to see your player in our 2014 programs!

Pam Menick
Brunswick Soccer Academy


Sunday, January 13
BSA assumes Jump Start Youth Soccer Program

  

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            DECEMBER 18, 2012

Brunswick Youth Soccer Moving in a New Direction

In recent history, the City of Brunswick has had 3 different organizations in charge of the administration of soccer in the community.   The youngest soccer participants were offered opportunities to participate in soccer via “Jump Start”, an athletic services company whose services were sub-contracted by the Brunswick Recreation Center.   The Brunswick Youth Soccer Association, “BYSA”,  is the administrator of the recreational soccer program for youths ages 5 -18 and the Brunswick Soccer Association, “BSA”, is responsible for the travel soccer program in the community which is for the more serious soccer player.    

The BYSA has offered recreational soccer programming for youth players in Brunswick for over 20 years and the “all volunteer” soccer organization will continue to offer recreational youth soccer programming hopefully for years to come, but for the youth soccer players looking for more development there will be a new opportunity available. The BSA is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Brunswick Recreation Department to become the administrator of a developmental soccer program for the youth soccer players in Brunswick.   The “Jump Start” soccer program will no longer play a role in Brunswick community soccer.

Bruce Miller, the former Head Coach of the Cleveland Crunch Indoor Professional Soccer Team (1995 – 2001) and recently retired Head Boys Soccer Coach at Brunswick High School (4 seasons), has been instrumental in getting the ball rolling. 

“Soccer has played a role in my life for over 50 years.  As a 16 year resident of Brunswick and the parent of a son who went through the Brunswick Soccer hierarchy, from Rec to Travel to High School, it has always disturbed me to see our programs fail to match the success of our neighbors to the north (Strongsville) and south (Medina).  As the High School Boys Soccer Coach it was particularly frustrating to try and compete with the “better” teams when the majority of our soccer participants clearly were not “technically or tactically” astute enough to vie for the level of success that they were “athletically” capable of.  Our kids have not been getting the necessary training at the youngest ages.  By the time they are joining travel, we are so far behind that we cannot catch-up.”

While serving as the High School Head Boys Soccer Coach Bruce attempted to get the Brunswick community administrative soccer bodies to come together “for the good of the game” and the “advancement of the quality of soccer we could be playing”, but was unable to achieve any real change.  Thus soccer in Brunswick has limped along at a level that Bruce perceives as “disappointing”.   Bruce Miller emphasized that there are a number of terrific soccer people in our community in both Rec and Travel, however, Bruce stated the different philosophies among the Brunswick administrative soccer bodies was the reason he was not able to achieve the change that was needed if the goal is to create a program that can and will produce players that will allow Brunswick High School to compete with the best teams in the state.   Thus, the agreement was reached between the BSA and the Brunswick Recreation Department in order to work toward that goal.

 

  

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

       

The model for soccer in Brunswick that is going to be offered by the BSA is still in the planning stages. On Wed. Jan 9th (7pm) there will be an “organizational” meeting held at Brunswick High School in the Concord Little Theatre.  Once the program details are worked out, parents will have the option to choose what organization they want to get involved with, either the BSA or the BYSA.

If you wish to attend this meeting to offer input, or would like to be placed on an e-mail list for Brunswick Soccer Association information, please e-mail Nadia Cook at NadiaCookFamily@aol.com.



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Friday, January 11
SportsBEAT with Grant Relic - Bruce Miller & Jeff Petrenko, Brunswick Soccer Association

Interview with Grant Relic and the BHS Sports BEAT on cable access. 

Click on the link above to view the interview regarding BSA and Jump Start Youth Soccer Program.